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NYU professor to lecture on international law

February 09, 2011

Ronald Dworkin, professor of law and philosophy at New York University, will speak about a conventional view of international law during a lecture on Feb. 10 in the Great Hall in Armstrong Hall at 12:15 p.m.

Dworkin will argue that the conventional view, which relies on the consent of sovereign national states, is an inadequate way to view international law. Instead, Dworkin contends that we must realize that law is an interpretive concept, and in turn, that international law is much richer and more important to the world’s problem than it has been taken to be.

A book signing of Dworkin’s new book, Justice for Hedgehogs, will follow the lecture in the Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda. Books will be available for purchase.

Dworkin is also an Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence and a Fellow of University College at Oxford. He received bachelor’s degrees from Harvard College and Oxford University, and a LL.B. from Harvard Law School. Dworkin has clerked for Judge Learned Hand and was associated with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York.

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Staci McCabe,
Office of Communications, College of Law